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Digital Dust

SalzburgTune in to BBC Radio 3 tomorrow night (5 May 2012) for the world premiere of 'Digital Dust', a new work by PhD Composition graduate, Jack White.

The piece is the culmination of Jack’s work with the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Sound and Music on their Embedded development scheme. Jack was one of only three composers selected for the scheme. Throughout 2011 the composers have been taking part in Jack Whiteworkshops with the Orchestra and their final pieces were performed at BBC Maida Vale on 17 February 2012.

At 22.30pm on Saturday 5th May, BBC Radio 3’s Hear and Now will feature the first of two programmes featuring the new orchestral works developed through these Embedded residences with the BBC Symphony Orchestra.

Jack’s orchestral piece 'Digital Dust' uses the orchestra to replicate digital effects used in audio processing such as reverbs, delays and time-stretching programs. This reflects Jack’s research interests in electroacoustic composition and the combination of this media with traditional ensembles in ‘live’ performance.  He is also interested in the scoring methods used by electroacoustic composers and the relationship between such methods and a work’s identity.

Listen to examples of Jack’s work on his website.